People often express concerns that eating off of wood is "unhygienic," and perhaps even dangerous. I will restrain myself from ranting about how industrialized, commercialized, and commodified culture has turned nature into an evil villain bent on poisoning humanity. Instead, I'll refer you to the pdf below, a scientific study which compares bacterial survival on wooden cutting boards to bacterial survival on plastic. Guess what? Wood won Plastic & Wooden Cutting Boards, by Dean O. Cliver, UC Davis If you look around the web, you'll find other articles extolling the virtues of . . .